My new Leo

Jenn1

New member
Hello all,
Newbie here,
I rescued my Leo about 2 months ago,It's an adult male,His name is SinJin,he weighs in at
94 grams.He has a cloudy eye,so I have to hand feed him,going to the vet in April.He is very sweet.
it took me some time to get his set up just right,once I got it all done,he was very happy,leave me alone :shock:
He now comes out of his hides for a few,he goes from one hide to the other during the day.
 

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Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Please complete this health questionnaire on your leo:

#50---Cricket4u's Gecko Health Questionnaire
Please do not make the mistake of using this forum as an alternative to seeking proper medical treatment for your pet. If you fear that your leopard gecko is sick, the best step is to get him/her to a vet who can visually and physically examine and diagnose the problem(s).

Geckos Unlimited members have wide ranges of experience. Not all of the advice that you get is valid.

When asking questions about your leopard gecko's health, it's best to include as much information as you can in order to help us best determine what might be wrong with your animal. High quality pictures of your leo, his issues, and his habitat are extremely useful. Include a video if the leo's gait is problematic.

General Information
Species of lizard:
Gecko's name:
Morph:
Gender:
Age:
Weight:
Total length:
Length of your reptile when you first acquired it:
Source (pet store, breeder, previous owner):
Captive bred or wild caught:

Vivarium
Enclosure dimensions (length x width x heighth):
Cage (type, size):
Substrate provided:
Types of hiding places provided:
Is there a humidity hide? location?
Please describe any other furnishings:
List recent changes in the environment, if any:

Lighting
Artificial lighting
Incandescent (“screw-in” bulbs): wattage(s):
Fluorescent (tube bulbs):

Natural lighting
Access to ambient daylight from a distant window:

Heating
Do you have a thermometer(s) in the cage?
What type and brand of thermometer (digital with probe, temperature gun, LCD strip, analog (circle), combo digital thermometer/hygrometer, stainless steel aquarium type, other):
What is the ground temperature right on the substrate under the warm dry hide:
What is the air temperature on the warm end about 4 inches up from the ground:
What is the air temperature on the cool end about 4 inches up from the ground:
What device(s) are used to heat the tank (Under Tank Heater, heat light, ceramic heat emitter, Flexwatt heat tape, hot rock, other):
Ventilation space for your UTH by elevating the tank above the shelf (some UTHs come with sticky feet for the tank corners):
Are you using a thermostat(s)?
Which hide does she/he spend most of her time?
Is the temperature decreased at night? by how much?

Humidity
Is the humidity measured?
Humidity range:

Diet
Insects and worms, list type:
Regular diet fed to the insects and worms:
Are the insects and worms formally “gutloaded” 1-2 days prior to feeding off to your gecko? If so with?
How often do you feed your gecko?
Please list any supplements (with brand names) used. How are they given and how often?
What calcium brand are you using? with D3, without or both?
Is the calcium in the tank with D3 or without?
Multivitamins (include brand name)?
Please list any recent additions/changes in the diet:

General Health
If your gecko is sick, please describe the signs and how long your gecko has been showing these signs:
Is your gecko’s general activity level normal, decreased, or increased?
Is your gecko’s appetite normal, decreased, or increased?
Have you noticed any of the following?
Weight (loss or gain):
Regurgitation:
Discharge from the eyes or nose:
Increased breathing rate or effort:
Change in the droppings:
Urates
---white or yellowish:
---size of urates as compared to size of feces:
Abnormal skin color or shedding:
Parasites on the skin or in the feces:
Weakness:

Previous problems and/or illnesses:

Other Critters in Same Cage or in Household
List other animals that are kept in the same cage:
Recent acquisitions (new pets within the past 6 months):
Are any of your other pets ill?
 
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Jenn1

New member
General Information
Species of lizard:Leo
Gecko's name:SinJin
Morph:
Gender:male
Age:adult
Weight:94 grams
Total length:
Length of your reptile when you first acquired it:2 months ago
Source (pet store, breeder, previous owner):breeder,he was a rescue with no info
Captive bred or wild caught:captive

Vivarium
Enclosure dimensions (length x width x heighth):L 36 w 18 h 16
Cage (type, size):terrarium
Substrate provided: tile
Types of hiding places provided: 2 hides
Is there a humidity hide? location?middle
Please describe any other furnishings:
List recent changes in the environment, if any:raised the temp on uth,took away the day light

Lighting
Artificial lighting
Incandescent (“screw-in” bulbs): wattage(s):
Fluorescent (tube bulbs):

Natural lighting
Access to ambient daylight from a distant window:

Heating
Do you have a thermometer(s) in the cage?
What type and brand of thermometer (digital with probe, temperature gun, LCD strip, analog (circle), combo digital thermometer/hygrometer, stainless steel aquarium type, other):temp gun
What is the ground temperature right on the substrate under the warm dry hide: 88 to 95
What is the air temperature on the warm end about 4 inches up from the ground:
What is the air temperature on the cool end about 4 inches up from the ground:
What device(s) are used to heat the tank (Under Tank Heater, heat light, ceramic heat emitter, Flexwatt heat tape, hot rock, other):uth
Ventilation space for your UTH by elevating the tank above the shelf (some UTHs come with sticky feet for the tank corners):yes
Are you using a thermostat(s)?yes
Which hide does she/he spend most of her time?both hides
Is the temperature decreased at night? by how much?

Humidity
Is the humidity measured?
Humidity range:

Diet
Insects and worms, list type:crickets,meals
Regular diet fed to the insects and worms:yes
Are the insects and worms formally “gutloaded” 1-2 days prior to feeding off to your gecko? If so with?pro gut load
How often do you feed your gecko?every other day
Please list any supplements (with brand names) used. How are they given and how often?repashy superfoods,calcium plus vitamin and calcium supplement
What calcium brand are you using? with D3, without or both?with D3
Is the calcium in the tank with D3 or without?
Multivitamins (include brand name)?
Please list any recent additions/changes in the diet:

General Health
If your gecko is sick, please describe the signs and how long your gecko has been showing these signs:
Is your gecko’s general activity level normal, decreased, or increased? increased
Is your gecko’s appetite normal, decreased, or increased?normal
Have you noticed any of the following?
Weight (loss or gain):
Regurgitation:
Discharge from the eyes or nose:
Increased breathing rate or effort:
Change in the droppings:
Urates
---white or yellowish:white
---size of urates as compared to size of feces:smaller
Abnormal skin color or shedding:
Parasites on the skin or in the feces:
Weakness:

Previous problems and/or illnesses:cloudy eye,think its vitamin A deficiency,going to the vet soon

Other Critters in Same Cage or in Household,have a Rt,kept in different room,had him for 6 years now
List other animals that are kept in the same cage:
Recent acquisitions (new pets within the past 6 months):
Are any of your other pets ill?[/QUOTE]
 
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cricket4u

New member
Hi,

Buy a digital thermometer to monitor air temps.
Does he use the humidity hide? Which one is the humidity hide? A closer picture may be helpful.
I'm wondering as to why 88 to 95 if you are using a thermostat?
Is that the cool side he is in, in the picture?
You took away the day light, but your taking him outdoors? (picture, if I'm not mistaken)
Vitamin A deficiency is unlikely if you're dusting all insects with Repashy all-in-one.
 
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Jenn1

New member
He has a humid hide,Tupperware with lid and a cut whole,lined with wet paper towels.I add it when hes almost ready to shed,he does not use it,I take it out when hes all done,then i add the tupperware tube with wet paper towels
I took him outside to get a good pic of him
His eye was cloudy before I got him,I have only had him for 2 months now,still cloudy
Ill add better pics
 

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Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Nice setup! Hope it is OK for me to add a couple things.

What type substrate have you between the tiles? Reason I ask is that some substrates used for leos could cause impaction.

Suggest using overhead heat in addition to your UTH. You will probably discover that the warm air drops off quickly the further you go from the UTH. Warm air no greater than 85 F four inches above the warm dry hide adds to SinJin's comfort. That can be measured with a digital's probe.

A thermostat is preset to a certain temperature. When the temperature exceeds the preset temperature it will shut off. A thermostat stabilizes your temperatures and minimizes the risk of house fires. Always needs a bit of ventilation from beneath when using the UTH. Might be good to have two thermostats, one for the UTH and a second for your overhead heat source. Good one: Hydrofarm MTPRTC = $35 (Amazon)

What are the regular diets you feed the crickets and worms?

Gutloading the Feeders versus Feeding the Feeders 24/7
The term gutloading causes some confusion. Feed your feeders a nutritious regular diet all the time to build strong feeder bodies. Then only feed a special GUTLOAD product to the crickets, for example, 1-2 days prior to feeding the crickets to your geckos. T-REX Calcium Plus Cricket Food is a good gutload food. Top off the crickets by lightly dusting with a multivitamin containing D3/vitamin A acetate and phosphorus-free calcium with D3 no more than 2x weekly.
 
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Jenn1

New member
Substrate,two pieces of squared linoleum tile stuck together,I can flip it over and use either side,and the tile pieces sit on top of it

I had the day and night bulbs on,but dont really need them the temps dont change that much,plus after I took them away,he now comes out more often

I feed the bugs almost every day,I also feed them dark greens and other good food,and I dust them two to 3 times a week,the gut load is home made from the reptile store I go too

I do want to add a thermostat,I had the rheostat on hand that I used for our snake
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Substrate,two pieces of squared linoleum tile stuck together,I can flip it over and use either side,and the tile pieces sit on top of it

I had the day and night bulbs on,but dont really need them the temps dont change that much,plus after I took them away,he now comes out more often

I feed the bugs almost every day,I also feed them dark greens and other good food,and I dust them two to 3 times a week,the gut load is home made from the reptile store I go too

I do want to add a thermostat,I had the rheostat on hand that I used for our snake

Thanks for this info. Great to hear that SinJin is coming out of hiding ;-).
 

cricket4u

New member
Keep the humidity hide in at all times. The humidity hide helps them with hydration as well as assist with shedding, especially if you are not monitoring the humidity.
 
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